From RTD. The Riverfront Plan, a roughly 180-page document that represents nearly a year’s worth of meetings, public-input sessions and nearly $500,000 of work by a city-hired consultant, had been held up because of language that owners of two key properties said could inhibit development.
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We can thank our upstream neighbors in Lynchburg for the headline. On Saturday due to power outages 2.6 million gallons of sewage were dumped into the river by Lynchburg’s sewage-treatment plant. The reason for the dumping was not malicious, it occurred due to power outages. The outages even knocked out the backup power source. But […]
This image was sent to my by Alistar Harris check out some more on his Flickr set.
Quality is not the best due to lack of skill of by the photographer. Pictures were taken from the Nickel Bridge and near Belle Isle. [slideshow id=43]
This memorial weekend, it would be better to swim in one of the many neighborhood pools opening up for the season than to hit the river. RT-D is reporting: James River Park System Manager Ralph White says high river levels from recent rains have made holiday weekend swimming risky. “This is SOS — stay on […]
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: The National Weather Service says the James crested this morning at 10.66 feet at the river’s Westham Gauge, just west of the Huguenot Bridge. Flood stage at that point is 12 feet.
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Thanks to John and River District News for pointing this out to me. From the Art6 website: Shoot the James A photographic salute to Richmond’s James River Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 29, 2009 This invitational features a wide selection of original work celebrating the James River, including portraits by Thomas Daniel from his […]
RTD has a write up on the Conservation Easement proposal that was introduced by City Council President Kathy Graziano. A conservation easement would be placed on about 280 acres of parkland, including the James River Park System, Great Shiplock Park and Belle Isle, meaning the land never could be sold or developed, even with ball […]
Richmond Planning Commission yesterday unanimously endorsed the proposed conservation easement for the James River Park system. Calling the vote a “no-brainer”, the commission moved the proposed ordinance forward to the City Council Land Use, Housing and Transportation Committee meeting February 17. The easement is the project of Council President Kathy Graziano, who has worked for […]
The proposed conservation easement for James River Park is before the Planning Commission Monday February 2 at 1:30. The Planning Commission meets on the Fifth Floor of City Hall and citizen participation is encouraged. Earlier in the week Kathy sent a letter in support of the easement to all members. The full text of the […]
The James River is above normal, and there have been a couple of lower-key rescues the last couple of days. Lots of folks are expected to be out on the river the next couple of days, so please use caution.
A kayak’s eye view of the James, from Huguenot to Reedy Creek.